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New Jersey bill proposes fine, jail for texting while walking

New Jersey bill proposes fine, jail for texting while walking

New Jersey is entertaining a new bill that, if passed, will make it illegal to text while walking in the state. The punishment could range from mild (a $50 fine) to relatively severe (15 days in jail), and aims to prevent injuries and mishaps resulting from inattentive pedestrians who fail to be mindful of their surroundings.

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Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

If you are using a dual SIM enabled version of the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone and lament the fact that you have to choose additional storage and a single SIM card or dual SIMs and no additional storage, there is a way to eliminate that choice. A hacks has surfaced that requires some mods to your SIM card and your microSD card but results in being able to use both SIM slots and a microSD card at the same time. The risk in dong this hack is that you might destroy your SIM card and your microSD. There is also a chance you might damage your new smartphone, so beware.

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Lumia 650 goes up for preorder in US and Canada

Lumia 650 goes up for preorder in US and Canada

Microsoft’s sleek budget phone, the Lumia 650, is available for preorder in the United States and Canada. The handset debuted earlier this year, and is the maker’s budget-tier Windows 10 handset. Initial reactions to the smartphone have been mixed, with some praising its design and others criticizing the lack of Continuum, the company’s sleek business feature.

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Closing iPhone apps won’t save your battery life, confirms Apple

Closing iPhone apps won’t save your battery life, confirms Apple

Years ago, you could go more than a day or so without having to plug your phone in to charge. These days as phones get more powerful, and manufacturers choose a slim form over a larger battery, that's just not the case. But there are certain tricks to make sure that your phone lasts through the whole day. Of course, one of the more popular methods simply doesn't work.

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Galaxy S7 for Virgin, Boost Mobile release details confirmed

Galaxy S7 for Virgin, Boost Mobile release details confirmed

Details about the Samsung Galaxy S7 launch on Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile have been confirmed. We'd already heard that Samsung's latest smartphone would be arriving at Boost Mobile on March 11, and per Monday's announcement, that it'll be launching at Virgin Mobile USA on March 18. Now pricing has been confirmed, as well: customers will be shelling out $649.99 USD for the Black Onyx Galaxy S7 at either carrier, doing so to use it with no-contract monthly plans.

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ExxonMobil rolls out Apple Pay at 6,000 locations

ExxonMobil rolls out Apple Pay at 6,000 locations

Someday, the debit and credit cards that you carry in your wallet will hardly ever need to come out of your pocket. Instead, you'll be able to pay for practically everything using just your phone. And today, you'll have around 6,000 new places to pay with your iPhone.

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Judge: Apple can’t be forced to unlock iPhones under All Writs Act

Judge: Apple can’t be forced to unlock iPhones under All Writs Act

In a case unrelated but entirely relevant to the San Bernardino legal battle, a New York judge has just ruled that Apple cannot be forced to unlock an iPhone for the FBI under the All Writs Act, something George Washington himself had signed into law back in 1789. In this case, the matter revolves around an iPhone belonging to Jun Feng of Queens, New York. The DEA seized his phone while executing a search warrant on Feng’s home back in 2014. When it came time to search the phone, though, law enforcement was stopped by an increasingly contentious issue: the phone was, and still is, encrypted.

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Steelie Desk and Dash System Review: This magnet is your phone’s new friend

Steelie Desk and Dash System Review: This magnet is your phone’s new friend

If you've got a phone (and who doesn't, these days?) then you've got access to thousands of different accessories for it. Regardless of the manufacturer, you'll find things to help you do just about anything you want with it. I'm pretty simple, and don't have too many extra gadgets for mine, besides a case. However, I recently had the chance to test out the Nite Ize Steelie Desk and Dash System for mine, and it's been interesting.

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Microsoft’s Hub Keyboard for Android lets you easily share documents

Microsoft’s Hub Keyboard for Android lets you easily share documents

It's starting to feel like Microsoft really is jumping ship on their own mobile platform. In recent months they've rolled out more new features for iOS and Android phones than they have for their own. Today brings yet another new feature, this time just to Android devices.

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SuperVOOC battery recharges a dead phone in 15 minutes flat

SuperVOOC battery recharges a dead phone in 15 minutes flat

Remember back when you didn't need to charge your phone every single night? Unfortunately, with the amount of processing power, and manufacturers' obsession with thinner and lighter phones, we're sometimes lucky to make it through the day. However, if one company has their way, you'll only need a few minutes to make a dead battery full again.

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Snapchat now offers temporary custom geofilters, starting at $5

Snapchat now offers temporary custom geofilters, starting at $5

When you're taking a picture with Snapchat, there are a few different overlays that you can pick from. These include the time, your speed, and the current temperature. And depending on your location, you might find a unique geofilter. Soon, you'll be able to create your own temporary geofilter, for a price.

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Cyanogen introduces Mods, partners with Microsoft for Skype, Cortana, and more

Cyanogen introduces Mods, partners with Microsoft for Skype, Cortana, and more

If you like having some extra control over your phone's OS, then you probably have an Android device. And if you really want to have full control, you might just use Cyanogen. Well today, the possibilities for that particular branch of Android have opened up considerably.

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